Monday, December 19, 2011

CHIC ANTIQUES!

Vintage French Leather & Steel 2 Drawer Table by Jack Adnet
Vintage French Leather & Steel 2 Drawer Table by Jack Adnet - $19,850 (mid 20th century. French. Use as console or desk. 39.5"w x 23.5"d x 29.25"h)

For no apparent reason was on 1st Dibs the other day...and came across these three lovelies. Black furniture with a bit of gold toned trim. I like the lines of all of these pieces...wouldn't put them in a room together...but would certainly want one as a signature accent piece in a space. Imagine a white room sparsely decorated and add in some wonderful decorative molding on the walls...and then add one of these pieces for a powerful punch of style.

What do you think? Chic or not chic that is the questions?


Petite Ebonized Louis XVI 4 Drawer Dresser Commode
Petite Ebonized Louis XVI 4 Drawer Dresser Commode - $7980 (19th Century. France.)(ab0ve)


Antique French Louis XVI Gilt Settee with Mohair
Antique French Louis XVI Gilt Settee w/Mohair - $12,850 (19th century. France) (above)

I think I like the settee the best. Which is your favorite? Would you ever spend this much on antique? If not, maybe a reproduction would work?

Please do tell.

Happy Monday!

xo
Coco

7 comments:

  1. Tres Chic! If I had the money, I would buy them all!!

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  2. Tres Chic. If I won the lottery I would write you a thank you note from that desk for helping me discover it.

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  3. I like the settee best and then the commode.

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  4. OMG the desk at the top is hands down my favourite. How utterly, utterly elegant. I wondered when mid 20th century French furniture was going to start appreciating in value, especially as they are essentially reproductions!

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  5. The first piece is my favorite, and the hardware totally makes it. The little gold ball feet are to die for. Would I spend this much on an antique for MY home? Hell no -- everything in my home gets distressed by my destructive sons and puppy dogs.

    However, an unaffordable or unattainable antique makes a great "inspiration piece." Brass and gold are definitely on the way back (now that everyone has purged them from their homes) and gilding the frame of a settee or changing out hardware on a desk or bureau is a great way to bring a little personality and trendy chic into one's home without breaking the bank.

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  6. I wonder if it's too late to ask Santa for that gorgeous table? Simply stunning! I love how the darker tones with gold accents make them all feel a little more modern.

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  7. Black and gold Antique furniture is my weakness. I have been collecting pieces similar to these for a while. I find them all over, even at the salvation army believe it or not!

    That Settee is going to be in my dreams for a very long time!

    xx
    Krissie

    http://thecriminallyexpensive.blogspot.com

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